Summer at Forsaken Lake

Summer at Forsaken Lake

Audiobook CD - 2012
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With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Despite some initial doubts, Nicholas is right at home in the country: he learns to sail, learns about his father as a boy, and makes fast friends with a local-girl, the tomboy Charlie.

The summer takes a turn toward the mysterious, though, when Nicholas discovers an old movie that his father made as a boy: it tells the story of the local legend, The Seaweed Strangler, but was never finished. Before long Nicholas wants answers both about the legend, and about the movie. Together, he and Charlie work to uncover the truth and discover some long-buried family secrets along the way.

In this lovely middle-grade novel, Michael D. Beil has invoked one of his own favorites, We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea , as well as other great summer books of years-past.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, c2012.
ISBN: 9780449010211
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD J BEI
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Thomas Vincent

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Aug 25, 2013

Great story enjoyed by the whole family on a road trip. Our 11 year old son and 7 year old daughter loved it, and their parents enjoyed it as well. And it is long -- 7 hours -- so great for a long trip.

samdog123 Feb 03, 2013

Michael Beil is also the author of the Red Blazer Girls series, a good set of mystery books for tweens. This book is set at Forsaken Lake. Nicholas and his twin sisters come to stay with their Uncle Nick for the summer. Thinking he would have a lousy summer, it instead turns into one of the best!

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